Zack Burris Food Photography: Frying Chicken

A southern classic of freshly battered chicken drumsticks frying in lard. The composition is tightly cropped and seen from above. The subject resides in a cast iron fry pan on a black stove. There are five pieces of chicken and the slow shutter speed creates a wonderfully turbulent pool of 350º fat. Our lighting is from the left and the sculptural quality contrasts with the motion of the bubbling oil. This image is predominantly black and golden brown in a landscape orientation.
Frying Chicken